|Weekly SEO news: 14 March 2006|
to the latest issue of the Search
Engine Facts newsletter.
This week, we're taking a look at problems with Google's Big Daddy update and we're telling you what you can do if your web pages have gone supplemental.
In the news: Microsoft releases Live.com search, Google ventures into eBooks and more.
Table of contents:
|1. Facts of the week: Google's Big Daddy update - Is your site supplemental?|
Google's latest update Big Daddy continues to cause problems for some webmasters.
On the popular WebmasterWorld forum, many webmasters have reported that all of their web pages except for their index page have been moved to Google's supplemental index.
What are supplemental results?
How can you check if your web pages have gone supplemental?
Why does Google put so many web sites in the supplemental index?
What can you do if your web site is affected?
In the WebmasterWorld forums, a Google employee who posts under the name Googleguy asked webmasters to send their feedback to Google:
You shouldn't worry too much if your web site has been moved to Google's supplemental index. As soon as Google has rebuilt the new index, your web pages should be back in Google's main results.
If your web pages are still in the supplemental results in a week or two, contact Google at the email address mentioned above.
|2. Search engine news of the week|
Search engine newslets
|3. Articles of the week|
"Google's purchase of Writely sort of drove me over the edge last week. When I saw the news confirmed, I exclaimed out loud to myself, 'Oh, give me a break.' A break from what, freakishly talking to myself? No, a break from Google going in yet another direction when there is so much stuff they haven't finished, gotten right or need to fix."
"Competitiveness in the emerging paid search landscape spawns controversial tactics such as the two practices loosely termed 'hijacking' and 'drafting' by some industry insiders. While some search engine marketing (SEM) firms object to the strategies, others say they're fair game."
"You may not know it, but every time you search on Google, the company makes 12 cents in revenue. [...] No longer do the different search sites compete on how many results they can provide to people not least because, as even Google admits, most people get what they want in the first five results returned to them."
|4. Preview of the next ARELIS version - part 6|
We're currently working on a new ARELIS version. The new ARELIS version will have many new features and many improvements.
We think that it will be the best and most complete link exchange, link popularity and off-site web promotion solution. In the next few weeks, we'll show a preview of some of the new ARELIS features in this newsletter.
Part 6: Easily make your link pages more attractive to web surfers, link partners and search engines
The new ARELIS version will allow you to fully customize the category pages of your link directory. You can specify the exact file name, you can add custom text for your category pages and much more:
If you have a category "shoes" in your link directory, you can add an article about shoes at the top of your category pages. The web page for that category could have the name shoes.htm, the-history-of-shoes.htm or whatever you want.
By adding articles or other relevant content to your link directory pages, you can make your link directory much more attractive to both web surfers and search engines.
It's a free update for registered users
The features above are only one of many new features that will be available in the new ARELIS version. A public preview of the new ARELIS version is planned for this month. We'll announce its official release in this newsletter.
Although the new version will have many more features than the current ARELIS version, it will be a free update for registered users of the current ARELIS version.
If you haven't tested the current ARELIS version yet, you should do so now.
|5. Recommended resources|
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|6. Previous articles|